Category: Event

Show: Surviving

Retail Therapy

October 11 – November 4, 2018
Capitol Hill Art Walk Opening: October 11, 2018 5 – 8pm, event link>>

905 E. Pike Street, Seattle WA 98122

Please join us in October for a presentation of Claire Brandt’s recent paintings. Last year Brandt was diagnosed with Stage I Breast Cancer. From the beginning, she painted her experience. Through biopsies, surgery, chemo and radiation she painted self-portraits in order to process an intensely frightening bodily experience.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, at Retail Therapy we will have information on resources for support and screening for breast cancer.

“Going through cancer was the scariest experience of my life, especially in the beginning. I was lucky, mine was an early catch and I had good medical care. Making these self-portraits was a way for me to confront and feel what was happening to me. They are record of my experience that I hope helps people understand what breast cancer means to a body. And I hope they are helpful to others who might be facing something similar—without sugarcoating it, I want them to know that there is a way through.”

– Claire Brandt

See the work


States of Being Live at “Does Live Art…”

Thank you to everybody who came out and supported the Does Live Art Have to be Experienced Live performance series at SOIL over the Seattle Art Fair weekend. It was great to see all the visitors to the gallery and wonderful to meet the other artists involved in the performances. I especially want to thank all who volunteered to model. And, Morgan Cahn, who conceived, curated and organized this set of performances and the subsequent show is a superstar, and I am happy to know her better through the production of “Does Live Art…”.

This project was a performance of life-size-life-drawing at the SOIL Gallery in Seattle, WA during the Seattle Art Fair 2016. For three days, August 5, 6, and 7, I drew volunteer models. Each day I worked from 1pm to 4pm. Models were people I didn’t know who were visiting the gallery, other people involved in “Does Live Art…” and friends who came to participate in my project. Altogether, I drew 20 people into one canvas.

Usually getting ready for a show involves heavy stress to finish artwork on time. It was a refreshing change to begin a show with a blank piece of canvas. From installation on, being a part of “Does Live Art…” reminded me a bit of my college days in stage production—from the down-time camaraderie to the days of performance adrenaline, the similarity was distinct, and welcome. I’d forgotten how much fun—and how much work shows involve. The aftermath is great too, I was exhausted, but uniquely satisfied by the combination of working with people, making something, and feeling the energy of the Seattle Art Fair weekend.

See below for photos of the performance. And, scroll down below the gallery to see a timelapse video of the performance weekend at SOIL.

Timelapse video of the entire Does Live Art Have to be Experienced Live performance series, August 4 – 7, 2016, at SOIL Gallery in Seattle.

SOIL Gallery Performance and Show

Does Live Art Have to Be Experienced Live?
States of Being Live at SOIL Gallery, Seattle
I am very excited to be participating in “Does Live Art Have To Be Experienced Live?” at the SOIL Gallery in Seattle. I will be performing “States of Being Live”, a durational work of life-sized-life-drawing that will be performed with volunteer models—both spontaneous visitors to the gallery, and people scheduled in advance. Each person will pose for about 20 minutes. Later drawings will layer on top of previous drawings, thus creating an accumulation of figures and a whole, un-premeditated drawing by the end of the performance. The finished drawing will stay in the gallery for the August show.

I will perform August 5, 6, and 7 from 1 pm to 4 pm at SOIL. I welcome drop-in volunteer models. Or, if you would like to schedule a session, please email me.

Exhibition – August 4 – 27
Opening durational performance August 4, 12-8pm
Weekend performance series August 5 – 7, 11am-11pm
Closing durational performance August 27, 12-5pm
Gallery hours are Th-Su, 12-5
Facebook Event
Price: Free

Location: SOIL Gallery: 112 3rd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

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‘Does Live Art Have To Be Experienced Live?’ is an exhibition which integrates performance and visual art. The exhibition opens with four days of Live Art showcasing a breadth of styles and themes. This performance series includes conversations, one-on-one interactions, durational works, pieces performed to and with the audience, and more. The exhibition is focussed on alternative forms of performance documentation which explores the temporal nature of Live Art.

The performance series runs August 5-7, 11am-11pm, with the themes Body, Risk, and Future. The gallery will host a noontime meal each of the three days, after which will be discussions, based on the day’s theme. In the afternoons and evenings are a full schedule of performances.

 


Summer Open Studios!

Find me in Studio #113 on the first floor.
Come and see my new work! Model for me! Snacks!
Sunday June 5, 2016, 1 – 6pm.
Be an artist model for short time! I am practicing drawing from life at life-size this summer, and I need volunteer models. I will be drawing in my studio, #113, and would like to work with anybody willing for about 20 minutes at a time. Clothed models only!

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Twice a year Inscape Arts and Culture opens the doors to you to come and see what the 200 artists who work in the building are up to. We have painters, photographers, bike makers, robot builders, puppet makers, print makers and every form of expression under the sun working here. Check it all out—walk through this amazing historic building.

Free Admission

815 Seattle Blvd South (formerly Airport Way South)
Seattle, WA 98134

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Shunpike Storefronts Spring 2016

March – July 2016
Art Tour with artists and Shunpike Tuesday, April 19, 6 to 7 pm.
Meet at the corner of Terry and Mercer.

South Lake Union District
“Them” 2010, is installed in a street-facing window on the Amazon campus. It is on Harrison Street between Terry Ave N. and Boren Ave N. (around the corner from the Cuoco Italian restaurant).
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March 2016: SHIZEN Naturel Show

Installation view of my work, Fin III.
The work next to it is Patricia Hagen’s “Asea”.
SHIZEN 自然 Naturel
Bryan Ohno Gallery
3 – 19 March 2016
Opening Reception 6 –8PM 3 March 2016

www.bryanohno.com

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